Privacy Policy

This privacy policy governs the manner in which the Global Institute of Forensic Research (“GIFR”) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the www.gifrinc.com website (“Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by GIFR.

Your Acceptance of the Terms of this Privacy Policy

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this privacy policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

This Privacy Policy is a part of the Terms & Conditions and forms a part of the legal agreement you have with GIFR (also referred to below as “us,” “we” or “our”) concerning your use of the Services. Any term that is not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning set forth in our Terms & Conditions. This Privacy Policy is intended to inform and notify you about our policies concerning the use of information we collect, maintain and use in connection with your use of the Services.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, because by using the Services or our website it means that you agree to be bound by and comply with this Privacy Policy and our Terms & Conditions.

Personal Identification Information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, place an order, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, information on customer incentives, credit/debit card information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

To enable payment when you make a purchase through the Site, we collect and store billing and debit/credit card information. This information will only be shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing debit/credit card payments.

If and when you do provide personal identification information, you are required to provide true, current, complete and accurate personal identification information and we have the right to cancel, terminate and/or revoke your right to use the Site, and your status as a User, if we have reason to believe information you provide to us is or may be false, fraudulent, inconsistent with this privacy policy or in violation of the Terms & Conditions. Your use of the Site indicates your acceptance of this privacy policy and of the collection, use, disclosure, maintenance, management and storage of your personal identification information as described herein.

In addition, we may from time to time transfer or merge your personal identification information collected online to our offline databases. We may also combine personal identification information we collect online with information available from other sources, including information received from our advertisers and promotional partners. This privacy policy remains applicable to your personal identification information for as long as your personal identification information is in our possession, even if you terminate or discontinue your use of the Site, and you acknowledge and agree you will remain bound by its terms.

Non-Personal Identification Information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web Browser Cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How We Use Collected Information

As part of our Services we may collect and use Users’ personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service: Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience: We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site: We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To process payments: We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order (including debit/credit card information as well as invoicing information). We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature.
  • To send Users information on topics we think will be of interest to them.

We may use the e-mail address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. Users may receive e-mails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future e-mails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each e-mail.

Storage and Processing of Your Information

Your information collected through the Site may be stored and processed in the USA or any other country in which GIFR, its parent, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities. GIFR may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal identification information, to other facilities that we may use, which may be located outside your country or jurisdiction and in other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from (and may be stricter than) the law of the USA, please note that we may transfer information to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. By using the Site, you expressly consent to the terms of this paragraph.

How We Protect Your Information

We strive to adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site; however, technology is always changing and we cannot guarantee that our system is completely secure in all instances.

Sharing Your Personal Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes.

Log File Information, Device Identifiers, and Metadata

When you use the Site, our servers automatically record certain log file information, including your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring/exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links in the Site, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. We may also collect similar information from e-mails sent to our Users which then help us track which e-mails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients.

When you use a mobile device like a tablet or phone to access the Site, we may access, collect, monitor, store on your device, and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers.” Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by GIFR. We may use your log file information, device identifiers, and/or your metadata to update the Site, or to run promotions.

Who May Use This Site

The Site is not intended or designed to attract Users under the age of 13. Only people age 13 or older are permitted to register as a User. If you are under 13, do not send us or make available any personal identification information and do not attempt to register as a User. Parents and guardians are asked to instruct their children under age 13 not to provide any personal identification information, including through the “contact us” link on our Site. Parents and guardians are asked to instruct their children under age 13 not to register or attempt to register to become a User.

GIFR does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal identification information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13 years of age, please contact us at services@gifrinc.com.

The Site is intended for use in the United States of America (USA) only, and in any event may not be used in any jurisdiction or country where such use would be a violation of law or regulation or would require GIFR to register in such jurisdiction or country. GIFR makes no representation that the Services and Content (as defined in the Terms & Conditions) are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the USA. Access may not be legal by certain persons in certain countries. By using the Site, you agree to not access the Site from territories where the Site is illegal or prohibited.

By sending us personal identification information you consent to the application of the law of the USA and to the use and disclosure of your information consistent with this privacy policy. If you are located outside of the USA and you use or attempt to use the Site, you do so at your own risk. You are responsible for compliance with all applicable local, state, and national laws, rules, and regulations, and, if applicable, international treaties, that apply to you, and you are also deemed to have consented to the collection, storage, processing and use of your personal identification information in the USA even if you do not live in the USA.

Analytics Information

We use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Site. These tools collect information sent by your device, including the web pages you visit (even if you use a “do not track” signal or instruction), add-ons, and other information that assists us in improving our Services. When we collect this analytics information, and before we use it, it is aggregated with the information from other Users so that it cannot reasonably be used to identify any particular individual User.

Third Party Websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own Privacy Policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for such external websites or resources, and we do not endorse any such website, its use or contents and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage, viruses or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external websites or resources. In the event you decide to access or use any of these other websites or resources, you agree you do so at your own risk.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer and to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google Adsense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. According to Google, DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does not track personal information about you, such as your name, e-mail address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

GIFR has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications. By using this Site after any modifications have been made to this privacy policy, you agree to the terms of the modified privacy policy.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact us at: services@gifrinc.com.

This document was last updated on September 29, 2017.